COVID-19 Update: Contact programs to confirm information.
Case Management at the MSC
Our Case Managers assist people experiencing homelessness, those at risk of becoming homeless, or other Cambridge individuals or families in need of short-term support.
Unemployment Assistance: Massachusetts DUA
Workers can learn how to apply for temporary income through Massachusetts Unemployment Insurance programs by clicking the links on this page.
Employment Services Program: Massachusetts DTA
We offer employment training and education programs offered for Transitional Aid for Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC) clients.
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance: Massachusetts DUA
We have a new system for unemployment assistance during the pandemic for people unable to work due to a COVID-19-related reason but are not eligible for regular or extended unemployment benefits.
Unemployment Advice for Non-English Speakers: CEOC
We can assist those who speak Haitian Kreyol, Spanish, Amharic and Portuguese with signing up for unemployment services.
CEOC Free Tax Preparation
We are an IRS certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) partner that provides free tax preparation by appointment for individuals and families with low to moderate income.
Scan and Go Tax Help Clinic: Just-A-Start
1pm – 3pm
Also: 1pm – 3pm, 6pm – 8pm, and 1pm – 3pmNorth Cambridge
We provide free tax preparation for people who make less than $56k a year. We have a remote tax option and an in-person service.
CSV College and Career Mentoring Program
CSV's College and Career Mentoring Program matches volunteer adult mentors with 12th-grade students on Wednesday afternoons, after school, at CRLS.
JAS Financial Opportunity Program
The Just-A-Start Financial Opportunity Program offers free financial coaching from an accredited financial counselor to help people define and reach their financial goals.
Tax Preparation at AACA
Every tax season from January to April, AACA helps clients to prepare their Federal and States income tax returns.
SNAP Match Program
If you are eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, the SNAP Match program will double the value of your SNAP purchases at three Cambridge farmers markets.
Tax Assistance at the Cambridge Public Library
Each year we provide state tax forms and a wide range of the most common federal tax forms and publications.
City of Cambridge Scholarship Fund
The City of Cambridge Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 to provide financial assistance to Cambridge residents who wish to pursue post-secondary education.
uAspire College Affordability Advising at CRLS
uAspire is a nonprofit organization ensuring that all young people have the financial information and resources necessary to find an affordable path to and through college.
Exceptional Lives SSI Guide
This free, easy-to-read online Guide will help you to apply for SSI (Supplemental Security Income).
Immigrant Financial Assistance: The Welcome Project
We are doing our best to provide financial assistance during this time, we all to apply to this fund regardless of immigration status.
Career Support: MassHire Career Centers
Our offices are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we return calls and do our best to connect people with available career support resources, such as workshops, job postings and more.
COVID-19 Emergency Fund: Cambridge Community Foundation
We've launched a fund as a source of immediate financial relief to deploy grants to Cambridge residents, nonprofits, and small businesses experiencing financial crisis of between $200-$1000.
Emergency Financial Relief: Cambridge Mutual Aid Network Fund
We do not have a large fund but are able to provide a small microgrant for individuals and families in Cambridge experiencing financial hardship and/or in emergency situations.
National Resources for Undocumented Immigrants: BMFSF
We've compiled a list of all the nationwide resources we know about that serve undocumented people and immigrants during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 FAFSA & Student Loan Information
We provide information published by U.S. Department of Education about Federal Student Aid and loan forbearance during COVID-19.
Workers Emergency Funds: Massachusetts Jobs with Justice
We compiled a list of relief funds, we recommend you apply to them regardless of immigration status. The list is a work in progress please share and let us know of new funds you learn about!
Legal Resources: Lawyers for Civil Rights
We currently provided a list of resources and information for people of color and immigrants to common situations resulting from COVID-19.
CEOC College Assistance
We help individuals fill out their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) so they can get the most financial aid for which they are eligible.
CEOC Financial Education
We provide financial education to help individuals achieve their financial goals.